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Russians gather for new mass rallies – Europe – Al Jazeera English

Russians gather for new mass rallies – Europe – Al Jazeera English. “Russian opposition activists are holding a second nationwide rally to protest against what they say were rigged parliamentary elections on December 4. Organisers say tens of thousands of people are expected to gather on Sakharov Avenue, in the capital Moscow, on Saturday. Demonstrators had already … Continue reading

U.S. border fence, the cost of “safety”

The U.S. border fence built near the Rio Grande will cut citizens off from free and direct access to their own country. The 18-feet-high steel wall began snaking it’s way across southern states after a bill passed through Congress in 2006 while a national debate raged over illegal immigration and border security. The cost though, … Continue reading

Egyptians protest against beatings of women – Middle East – Al Jazeera English

Egyptians protest against beatings of women – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. Recent video of a woman being dragged and beaten by Egyptian soldiers caused an uproar among women in the country who came out in the thousands to protest the treatment of female demonstrators. Many Egyptians have risked personal safety and their lives to rally … Continue reading

Overheard on CNN: The reader’s pulse

Overheard on CNN is a compilation of reader comments on popular topics and articles found on the news Web site. This is one of my favorite blog series to follow.  Admins select pithy and relevant comments on the day’s hot topics and combine them with important points from the stories.  It’s a great way to … Continue reading

I ♥ cursing

“The sort of twee person who thinks swearing is in anyway a lack of education, or a lack of verbal interest, is just fucking lunatic.”  -Stephen Fry On a lighter note: I am a curser, that’s right, I curse. Actually, I’m rather fond of cursing and if you know me, there’s a good chance you’ve … Continue reading

Leaving Iraq 9 years later

“The “end of days,” as soldiers were calling it, started at Contingency Operating Base Adder in southern Iraq. The base was the main staging ground for all U.S. troops exiting the country, and it was the last U.S. base to close. There were a lot of lasts at COB Adder: the last signing ceremony, formally … Continue reading

North Korea, Kim Jong-il Dead

“Kim Jong-il, the leader of North Korea, has died at the age of 69 after suffering a heart attack, North Korean state media has announced. Kim, known in the communist country as the “Dear Leader”, died on Saturday aboard a train during a trip out of Pyongyang, the state-run KCNA news agency said on Monday.” Al Jazeera English – … Continue reading

Medical Marijuana: The U.S. hundred years’ war

“So, if a stranger walked up to you and poured pebble like seeds into your hand and then said, “plant them and your harvest can be made into rope, cloth or paper; it could help the sick or intoxicate.  What would you say?  Would you keep the seeds or chuck them away?”   – Lisa … Continue reading